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A Union is Threatening Legal Action Over Uber’s Licence in London

Uber's really, really not having a great time of it. Now it's facing some legal threats from the GMB Union regarding the renewal of its operating licence with TfL. Read More >>

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Crossrail Trains Are Now Making Regular Appearances Ahead Of Schedule

Train fans will be excited to hear that the first Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) stock has started making regular appearances on the line, ahead of its official opening later this month (pinch, punch, etc). Read More >>

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Here’s How Much TfL Made From Your Lost Property Last Year

People lose a lot of stuff on London public transport. Between April '15 and March '16, for instance, they lost 32,929 mobile phones, 11,509 umbrellas, 43,277 items of clothing and 43,068 bags – not to mention all the weird and wonderfuls like musical instruments, play props and small children. Wait, not that last one. Hopefully. Read More >>

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TfL’s Planning To Extend The Congestion Charge To Weekends, Says LBC

According to LBC, soon the only day you'll be able to drive into central London without paying the Congestion Charge will be Sunday. Read More >>

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You Can Now Walk To Zone 3 With Transport For London’s New Map

Transport for London has released a new version of its walking map, which now shows the walking distances between tube stations all the way out to zone 3, and also includes National Rail stations for the first time. Read More >>

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The Results Are In: The Holborn Escalator Trial Proves That It Is Better To Stand On the Escalator (Well, Sometimes)

The first escalators were installed on the London Underground in 1911 - at Earl’s Court tube station. And since then, there has been one simple rule that has become permanently etched into the minds of Londoners: Stand. On. The. Right. Read More >>

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Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube

At the end of last year, between 21st November and 19th December, Transport for London carried out an intriguing trial: It was going to track your phone on the London Underground. Read More >>

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Uber Gives Drivers Free Language Training In Battle With TfL

In the escalating turf war between Transport for London and taxi rivals Uber, the on-demand ride app has announced it's giving its drivers a free English language course. This is in response to TfL's declaration that all drivers from non-English-speaking countries had to pass a £200 exam to prove their competency - a decision that's been in and out of court over the last few months. Read More >>

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What’s Gone So Wrong With the Piccadilly Line?

Take a look at the Piccadilly line Twitter page, and you’ll see a depressing, seemingly endless stream of updates reporting delays, repairs and a shortage of trains. Scroll down (further, no further, keep going) and you’ll eventually come across this: Read More >>

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TfL Wants to Know Where and When You Connect to its Wi-Fi Network

Transport for London has worked out how to collect the sweet, sweet data advertisers are always gagging for without bringing the Underground to a literal standstill, and is set to kick off a Wi-Fi connection data-gathering trial next week. Read More >>

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TfL Advice Booklet Mocks Buskers and Calls Homeless People ‘Dirty and Smelly’

London transport bigwigs are currently charging around their offices, flapping around a booklet called Safer Steps and repeating the words “Who approved this?” Read More >>

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All Black Cabs to Support Card Payments From Monday… at a 20p Premium

TfL has announced that all of London’s black cabs will be required to have a contactless card payment reader -- either fixed or handheld -- on board from October 31st. Read More >>

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Notes From Underground: How to Improve the Night Tube to Help Pissed People

The process appears to have taken an age, thanks to certain silly claims made by certain careless toffs, but the Night Tube finally feels like a real fixture of London. How ever did we get by without it? The Jubilee line gets the 24-hour treatment today, with the Charing Cross branch of the Northern line following suit next month. Read More >>

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November Northern Line Night Tube Launch Date Confirmed

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced that the Northern line will join the Night Tube on November 18th, confirming what Tube staff told the BBC's Tom Edwards last month. Read More >>

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Circle and Hammersmith and City Line Staff to Strike Tonight and Tomorrow

The Night Tube may be here at last, but not all is well with the London Underground. Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) Union members are set to hold a 24-hour strike -- kicking off at 9.30pm tonight -- which will badly affect the Hammersmith and City and Circle lines tomorrow. Read More >>